We all have them, those stories from our childhood that are laugh-out-loud funny today, but at the time were like Greek tragedies that we thought would destroy our selves forever. I was having lunch with a friend the other day, and I started to tell her how much I admired her grace in getting out of things. How she could quietly resign from a women’s group of which we were both members. We both wanted to get out of this group, but she just faded and disappeared while I went out like a bull in a china shop, leaving repercussions that I’m still experiencing. Then it hit me.
omg you are so funny
You are so on the 'money' about stories from our childhood, often from dance class for girls. My modern dance class was a laboratory of learning for me which had nothing to do with dance. I learned how to engage people so I wouldn't feel alone or an an outcast of the 'popular' girls. I tell this story in my TEDx talk. It is so helpful to look back to our childhood for an understanding of who we are as adults.